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Fox News media critic laments supposed plight of white male presidential candidates — and gets torn to shreds

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Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz on Tuesday got hammered after he lamented the purported plight of white men who are running for the presidency in the Democratic primary.

Reacting to a New York Times report on the diverse field of Democratic candidates running in 2020, Kurtz wrote that he feared that “being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020.” He then asked rhetorically, “How did we get to such a place?”

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Despite Kurtz’s lamentation, however, polls have continuously shown white men such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg are all among the top contenders.

In fact, two recent polls from Monmouth University and Morning Consult have found that Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg make up the top three most popular candidates among Democratic primary voters.

Given all this, Kurtz proceeded to get buried in mockery by his Twitter followers, many of whom accused him of shamelessly stoking panic about the supposed decline of white men.

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Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

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But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

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Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders

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On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.

"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.

He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."

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Republicans will never say that racism is ‘racism’ — basically because they’re racist

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Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists and other assorted racists have long used to abuse anyone with heritage they dislike, whether that heritage is Jewish, Irish, Italian, African, Latin American or Muslim. Telling someone to "go back" is, in the ranks of racist statements, right up there with calling a person the N-word or some other rank slur. Yet, there still appears to be resistance among Republicans to admitting that is racism, which leads many on the left to wonder: If this doesn't count, then what could possibly count?

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